I'm not sure if this questin really belongs in this section but I feel like I need to ask someone experienced in c++. I'm been a member of this message board for a while, but I've never posted. Any problem I've had has easily been answered by this site or one of the books it suggests. However I have read many of the threads. I've only been trying to learn to program for about 3 weeks, and this site has helped me a lot. I'm just curious how long it takes to actually get a good sense of the language. When I make my own programs I'm still working incredibly slow it seems. I'm repeatedly making mistakes with simple things like pointers ,and functions, though I always do fix them. Even then, the programs I'm creating just seem archaic compared to any I see in this forum. I'm just wondering if I'm working to slow, or expecting results to fast. Sorry if this topic is out of place, or just a stupid question all together.